My Crayfishes Shell Cracked What Do I Do!!!!

Lonefishkeeper
  • #1
Mine has an issue she hasn’t molted in a while and now she has a shell crack on her side what do I do

She looked the same when I got her


Image1523330649.634049.jpg here’s a picture


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shiv234
  • #2
what is his tankmates?
Do you add calcium to your tank?
What is your pH and ammonia and stuff?
Could he be molting?
 
75g Discus Tank
  • #3
I would add some calcium in the form of cuttlebone, egg shells, or crushed coral.

Also, keep the water as clean as possible.
 
Rojer Ramjet
  • #4
"Weekend feeders" work really well to get calcium into inverts.
 
Lonefishkeeper
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
I don’t add calcium in my tank but they do eat a high quality pellet new life spectrum and time to time I’ll grow in some feeders but she doesn’t usually get any because of my other crayfish and my goldfish also eat feeders.as for the ammonia I will find out today

I will try to add egg shells or shrimp shells

Bye the way she hasn’t molted since I got her
 
Rojer Ramjet
  • #6
How long have you had her?
 
shiv234
  • #7
I don’t add calcium in my tank but they do eat a high quality pellet new life spectrum and time to time I’ll grow in some feeders but she doesn’t usually get any because of my other crayfish and my goldfish also eat feeders.as for the ammonia I will find out today

I will try to add egg shells or shrimp shells

Bye the way she hasn’t molted since I got her
well then....Try to get calcium into the tank. It helps
 
Lonefishkeeper
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
I’ve had her for around 6 weeks and in what form do I add calcium

To the tank

Is it a liquid form what brand

Bye the way thanks for the help guys
 
Lorekeeper
  • #10
As users said above, cuttlebone is about the best and safest way. Liquid forms exist, but are more expensive and can be dangerous if you overdose.
 
Lonefishkeeper
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
Would egg shells do

To me the price doesn’t matter as long as its beneficial
 
Rojer Ramjet
  • #11
Whelp, PurpleTech from Kent is liquid calcium and micronutrients; I dose my freshwater inverts with it.

Be careful.
 
Lonefishkeeper
  • Thread Starter
  • #12
Thanks I’m gonna buy it


IMG_0518.jpg I found it

Hopefully this will help my situation
 

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Lorekeeper
  • #13
If you buy it, buy a calcium test too. This could wipe out your tank pretty easily.
 
Rojer Ramjet
  • #14
If you buy it, buy a calcium test too. This could wipe out your tank pretty easily.
Yup - like I said; good luck...
 
Lonefishkeeper
  • Thread Starter
  • #15
Ok I’ll get a calcium test and a water hardness tester

Now I know what to do thanks guys
 

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